Distance Medley Relay Finishes First
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale hosted over 15 teams at the 28th Intercollegiate Track Classic this weekend. It was the second meet that the Bulldogs have hosted at Coxe Cage this season, and the first meet after winter break. The indoor season is still young, and the Bulldogs were testing their legs at the unscored meet.
Yale hosted schools such as Connecticut, Quinnipiac, New Haven and Sacred Heart in the meet.
Yale did particularly well in long distance events. Senior Alexandra Cadicamo won the 3,000-meter run in a personal record of 10:04.77. Senior Stephanie Pearl finished third in the event in 10:10.40, and sophomore Jennifer Downing was ninth. Junior Liya Assefa came in seventh in the mile run.
Yale featured two teams in the distance medley relay, which placed first and third. The A team, which won the event in 12:19.05, consisted of senior Stephany Reaves, freshman Allison Rue, junior All-American Kate Grace and sophomore Anne Lovelace. The B team finished in 12:42.56.
The Bulldogs' other relay teams also performed well: both the 4x400-meter relay team and the 4x800-meter relay team finished in fourth place. The 4x800-meter relay team finished in 9:45.78, and included Lovelace, Assefa, freshman Elizabeth Marvin and freshman Jennifer Donnelly. Yale actually fielded three 4x400-meter relay teams. The A team included Rue, freshman Annalies Gamble, Reaves and Grace. The A team finished in 4:01.19, the B team came in ninth and the C team was 11th.
"The 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays should be areas of depth for us this season," said Mark Young '68, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field.
In shorter distances, freshman Adele Jackson-Gibson was ninth in the 60-meter dash in 7.77. Sophomore Alexa Monti finished in 7.93.
Yale had a great showing in field events. Freshman Jenna Poggi came in second in the pole vault with a height of 3.35 meters. In the high jump, King and junior Emily Standish finished fifth and seventh, respectively. King also finished 10th in the long jump. Junior Rachel Kuschner came in ninth in both the weight throw (11.33m) and the shot put (9.56m).
The Bulldogs will next compete against Dartmouth and Columbia in Hanover, N.H., on Jan. 23.
Report by Kyle Eichner '12, Yale Sports Publicity